T-Mobile Increases Data Depriorization Threshold to 50GB
The rumor that T-Mobile will increase data depriorization threshold to 50GB has been confirmed. T-Mobile yesterday announced that starting September 20, 2017, carrier will throttle data speeds in time of network congestion when customers reach 50 GB. This increase is a big improvement over previous threshold, 32GB.
This is good news for heavy data users who have been reaching 32GB of data usage often. Now they can relax and use even more high speed data per month before they become deprioritized over other lighter data users. Carriers are using data depriorization thresholds to make sure that small number of heavy data users do not affect all other moderate users in time of network congestion. Therefore, even the smaller number of T-Mobile customers (than it was until Sep. 20) will now be affected with this change; only the heaviest data users on this network.
The new T-Mobile’s 50GB data depriorization threshold is a significant increase given that other prepaid providers slow users’ data speeds much sooner. In time of busy network traffic, Sprint lowers data speeds to customers who reach 23GB during a month. Verizon and AT&T, however, are reducing data speeds after 22GB.
T-Mobile’s prepaid brand MetroPCS, however, has a different data depriorization threshold. MetroPCS has also increased the amount of data after which users might experience reduced speeds in time of network congestion but only slightly. What was ones 32GB for T-Mobile and its prepaid brand is now 50 GB for T-Mobile and 35 GB for MetroPCS. Seems small comparing to a parent company but when it’s compared to Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, who are slowing users’ data after 23GB and 22GB during a month, MetroPCS’s data depriorization threshold is a much better offer.